Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 392--394

Low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a setting of Warthin俟Q製 tumor


Manisha Mohapatra, S Satyanarayana 
 Department of Pathology, G S L Medical College and General Hospital, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Manisha Mohapatra
Department of Pathology, G S L Medical College and General Hospital, NH-5, Lakshmipuram, Rajahmundry - 533 294, Andhra Pradesh
India

Warthin俟Q製 tumor also known as papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum is a common benign salivary gland neoplasm that occurs exclusively in parotid gland. Rarely, the tumor can undergo carcinomatous or lymphomatous transformation of epithelial or lymphoid component, respectively. Herein, we describe a case of 55-year-old female who had undergone parotidectomy for a rapidly growing tumor in the right parotid gland. The case was diagnosed as mucoepidermoid carcinoma developed in a setting of Warthin俟Q製 tumor based on the histomorphology, special staining characters, and immunohistochemical findings. The pathogenesis and differential diagnoses of such rare malignancy has been discussed briefly.


How to cite this article:
Mohapatra M, Satyanarayana S. Low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a setting of Warthin's tumor.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2012;55:392-394


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Mohapatra M, Satyanarayana S. Low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a setting of Warthin's tumor. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];55:392-394
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